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With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it’s true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s (more…)

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Mamma Parla wants you to buy this book. Please don’t make Mamma Parla sad.

It’s been a long couple of years, folks. If you happen to have noticed the frenzy of activity on the blog lately (ie, more than a post a month) that’s because I am enjoying the first free time that I have had in a long while. Granted, it’s only 90 minutes a few times a week, but it’s something. It’s cool, though. I hate rest and relaxation! They are the worst. (more…)

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Rome may not offer the most eclectic dining options, but there is no denying that there are plenty of Japanese restaurants to choose from. They range from revoltingly cheap all-you-can-eat joints (too many of those super sad places name) and mediocre mid-range chains (Daruma) to very expensive sushi bars (more…)

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On last week’s broadcast of Food Talk with Mike Colameco on Heritage Radio Network, Chris Struck stopped by to talk about the sensational orange wines of Georgia and I was in the studio to chat about Rome’s restaurant scene and the wines of Lazio. HRN is listener-supported radio. If you like what you hear, please consider a donation. Happy listening!

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Thanks in large part to the success of the two titans of the category, Campari and Aperol, and their associated cocktails, Italy’s red bitter liqueurs are experiencing something of a boom. Both new and established brands are finding a market in America thanks to pioneering importers and enthusiastic bartenders. (more…)